Linda Evans was a “fumbling,” stumbling, dizzy hot mess during her DUI arrest, RadarOnline.com has learned.
Explosive dash camera footage from the 2014 incident obtained by Radar shows the iconic actress at a new low.
As Radar reported, the 74-year-old was busted for DUI after cops caught her driving erratically near her home in Washington State. According to police documents, she told cops she was taking an unknown pain pill to deal with a slipped disk and bad back.
But this new dash cam video shows truly intoxicated she was behind the wheel.
As the video begins, Evans is visibly wobbly attempting to greet the cop who’d pulled her over. She stumbled as she tried to get out of her car, and slurred her speech when answering the cops’ questions.
The responding officer then asked her to do a field sobriety test, admitting that he was worried her medications could have seriously impacted her ability to drive.
Evans was cooperative throughout the test, never complaining or talking back.
She even tried a perhaps ill-advised joke, laughing during the field sobriety test: “We do that in yoga!”
But despite her good humor, the actress was clearly impaired. Video show that she practically tipped over at one point, and was only saved from falling at the last second by the officer.
“I have some concerns,” the officer eventually told her on the tape. “Unfortunately, I believe that you are under the influence. I think it’s probably your prescription, your medication, and I think it’s prohibiting you from driving.”
It’s at this moment he pats her down and places her under arrest.
As Radar reported, the official police report revealed that a subsequent search uncovered a baggie full of an unidentifiable muscle relaxer – one Evans said she got from a friend. Evans admitted to taking around seven pills, including Advil, that morning, and the officer noted her eyes were “droopy” and her clothes looked “soiled.”
Evans was booked and sentenced to a year of suspended jail time after pleading guilty to erratic driving. She had her driver’s license suspended for a month and remained under probation until 2016.
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